Services for Students Blue Hen Careers Full-time, part-time, on-campus, internships and summer job postings Access to events calendar Schedule individual career appointments Career Workshops Employer and Alumni Networking Events Resume Reviews/Mock Interviews Major Resource Kits
Career Workshops Resume and Cover Letter Writing Interview Preparation Job Search Strategies Internship/Summer Job Search Blue Hen Careers Orientation Developing a 30-Second Commercial Dining Etiquette How to Develop a Professional Image Salary Negotiation International Students and Careers
Employers Rank Skills! Skills and qualities employers are seeking in Class of 2013 Verbal communication skills Analytical skills – 4.30 - 4.63 Technical skills – 3.99 Teamwork - 4.6 Computer software – 3.95 Problem solving - 4.51 Written communication – Plan, organize and prioritize 3.56 work - 4.46 Sell and influence others - Obtain and process 3.55 information - 4.43 According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers
What Is Included? Required information Contact information Education Experience – Paid and unpaid Activities Optional Information Job Objective Computer Skills Course work Languages Honors and awards Travel
The Job Objective A focus for the resume Short and to the point Is optional, but employers prefer one Use different resumes for different objectives Sample Objectives: To obtain a full-time position in marketing or sales Seeking a human services internship focusing on adolescents An entry level position in financial services
Your education State your degree, institution, location, and date of graduation List minors, GPA (if appropriate), coursework and study abroad List coursework when it is unique
Education Sample Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University of Delaware, Newark, DE May 2013. Minor: Economics Overall GPA: 2.9 Major GPA: 3.2 Study Abroad: London, Economics Program, Winter 2012 Related Courses: List course name
Your Experience Can include paid as well as intern or volunteer positions May be in one section or two (Related Experience and/or Other Experience) List Job title, Organization, Location, and Date Identify key responsibilities in order of priority Use action words as descriptors
Job Sample Blue Hen Ambassador, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Sept. 2011-present Promote the university to prospective students and parents. Develop recruitment programs with the assistance of the admissions staff. Participate on student panels and discussions. Assist in the processing of student applications.
Skills Section May include: Computer skills- think about what software, etc you know how to use Language skills Writing or public speaking skills Special equipment Certifications
Honors/Awards and Activities Honors/Awards Section: Multiple honors/awards should be in a special category, single awards under education Include dates where appropriate Explanations may be needed for clarification May include: scholarships, Dean’s List, Honorary Societies, Athletic awards, Academic awards, Community Service Activities Section: Clubs and social organizations Professional associations Recreational organizations Special interests Include leadership roles!
What Is Excluded? Irrelevant personal information Sex, religion, birth date Salary expectations Photograph List of references Preparea separate sheet with names, titles, employer name, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Make sure you ask first! Inaccurate or negative information
Layout and Appearance Attractive and easy to read Do not use templates as they are difficult to edit and can cause problems when scanning or faxing Be concise - one page for new graduates! Be careful - no errors! Avoid ornate fonts, use 11/12 font sizes Margins should not be less than .75 on each side Do not fold, staple or mutilate! Use paper of a neutral color - white, gray or beige!
Resume Language Is crisp, expressive, and succinct! Avoid personal pronouns Avoid unnecessary phrases Use parallel grammatical structures and consistent verb tenses Use action verbs to create a vivid picture of your skills and accomplishments! Created Scheduled Organized Tutored Collected
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